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Let’s be totally honest, finding the motivation to work out regularly can be a pretty big challenge. In fact, for a lot of people, actually doing regular exercise is fine, it’s just getting up off the couch to actually do it that presents the biggest challenge. After all, exercise can be kind of boring a lot of the time. Not to mention the fact that you’re often doing it on your own and you can easily get stuck in a routine of doing the same things over and over. So why not try something a little different? Instead of heading to the gym every week for your workout, why not try these sports instead.

Baseball

Baseball is one of those sports that’s as much a mental workout as a physical one. Sure, it involves huge amounts of strength and dexterity no matter what position you’re playing in, but it also requires you to keep a bunch of things in your head at once. You need to think about the ball, the other players, your position on the diamond. All of these things are going to end up completely distracting you from just how much of a serious workout you’re getting. Just be careful that you don’t get too obsessed. Baseball’s the kind of sport where you can start out playing casually and before you know it you’re buying Victus baseball bats every time your paycheck comes in and lying awake at night devising play strategies. Few sports offer so much for you to think about while you’re not playing.

Golf

Golf probably isn’t the kind of sport that jumps to mind when you think about serious physical exercise, but it can actually be an incredibly effective workout. The key to golf is control and strength, something that you need to be in pretty great shape to achieve. Not only that but it’s pretty low impact as sports go, so it’s incredibly useful if you’re having any health issues or problems with your joints.

Soccer

The wonderful thing about soccer is that literally, anyone can play. All you need space to play, a ball, and a couple of coats to set up as goal posts. Unlike many other sports, you don’t have to shell out money for expensive equipment. That’s what makes it so popular and that’s why it’s such a wonderful social sport. Not only that but you’re going to end up giving yourself a serious cardio workout running up and down the field throughout the course of a match

The great thing about sports is that they not only offer you an amazing workout, but they’re often fun and engaging enough that you don’t even realize how much of a workout you’re getting. Not only that but they offer you the chance to meet people, socialize, and make new friends. Before you know it, you’ll be spending all week long waiting for the chance to go out and get some exercise, instead of trying to figure out how to get out of going to the gym.

Richard Melick
About the Author

Co-founder and Editor of FactoryTwoFour.com. I am a writer and photographer with global travel ambitions. I never shy from a new recipe, adventure, or experience. I write about what I love.

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